South African Beachcomber is a gripping book revealing the life and fascination of the beaches around South Africa, the pageant of this long shore. Here are the coast dwellers, the people of the lighthouses, treasure hunters and fishermen. Here are the seabirds and the creatures of the sea.
âEvery tide washes romance in my pathâ, writes Lawrence Green in this memorable book. âHere is the breath of the early morning sea, sharp as a razorâs edge, when the dark sky shivers and the stars go out and the sun breaks warmly over the dunes. On this beach you may feel the old spell of Africa and the waters of Africa.â
The last five chapters of this long and powerful book deal with the Atlantic islands which South African travellers glimpse on the way to St. Helena, Ascension, the Canaries and Madeira. Lawrence Green shows you the island peoples, and his story of the whistlers of Gomera deserves a high place in the literature of the Canary Islands.
One of the secrets of Lawrence Greenâs success is that he gives you great stories that other writers have missed. Here are tales of whales and sharks, shipwreck and desperate adventure, wild life and remote places. This is a book for all who love the South African coast.